Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to star in coronavirus charity golf match
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to renew their rivalry on the golf course and could be joined by NFL icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in a two-on-two event.
The golfing calendar has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, with this month’s Masters having already been postponed and a host of other high-profile events cancelled.
Woods has been struggling with the back injury which forced him to pull out of the Players Championship at Sawgrass in March but, according to CNBC, negotiations are at an advanced stage for an event organised by AT&T’s WarnerMedia and the PGA Tour.
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Mickelson and last year’s Masters winner Woods competed against each other two years ago in a controversial winner takes all head-to-head matchplay competition, which saw Lefty beat his a opponent to the staggering $9million prize.
‘This is very different than anything golf has ever done in the past,’ Woods said of the 2018 event.
‘We’re able to showcase our sport in such a different light and all the different technologies we’re going to be bringing to this event and to do it differently than any other golfing event has ever been done.’
CNBC reports that Woods will team-up with Manning, while Brady, who last month ended his 20-year association with the New England Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will team up with Mickelson.
According to TMZ, meanwhile, Manning boast an impressive handicap of eight, while Brady plays off nine.
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